Ground turkey

Apart from being a healthier option ground turkey is also a convenient choice. There are numerous ground turkey recipes that are modified to fit anytime meal.  Let’s start with a turkey chili recipe that will take you less than an hour.

Turkey Chili Recipe

Turkey chili


Yield: 3-5 servings

What you need:

  • 3 smashed garlic cloves
  • 2 cups tomatoes (fire-roasted)
  • 5 3-ounche Ancho chiles well rinsed and dried
  • ½ large onion(white)
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 11/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ pound cooked smoked turkey wings, skinless and boneless.(11/4 cups)
  • 2 pounds ground dark turkey meat
  • ¼ cup safflower oil
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 can of pink beans
  • Sour cream and cilantro for serving


Total time: 50 minutes

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

  1. Make the flavour base by assembling the Ancho chiles, tomatoes, cinnamon, oregano, cumin, onion, garlic, the broth, salt, pepper and oil together.
  2. Remove seeds and stems from chiles and tear them into large pieces. Now blend them with the rest of the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.
  3. Put the mixture in a pan and simmer over medium heat until thick and slightly darkened. Stir continuously for about 20 minutes.
  4. Heat the remaining 4 teaspoons of oil in a large pan and add the ground turkey. Cook through, breaking meat up for about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in tomato paste, smoked turkey, beans and the remaining 1 cup of broth. Simmer till slightly thickened.
  6. Season with pepper and salt.


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